David Ortiz Wins '16 American League Hank Aaron Award
Former Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named the recipient of the 2016 Hank Aaron Award for the American League. The award is emblematic of the best hitter in each league—with the National League award going to the much youngerKris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs. Said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, "David created an extraordinary legacy with the Red Sox. Fans will never forget his consistent excellence at the plate and his performances on the game's greatest stages." Ortiz finished his final season with the following astonishing numbers: 315, 38 HRs, 127 RBIs. Congratulations Big Papi!